Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 3:26AM
Juan Martin del Potro may have graduated from ball kid to top 5 tennis player, but he's not above reliving his ball boy days. DelPo had some free time at the WTFs today to meet up with the Barclays Ball Kids and try a few drills out himself. The results, of course, were super cute.
DelPo spoke fondly of his time as a ball kid, saying, “I was 10 years old [when I was a ball boy] at an [ITF] Futures tournament in Buenos Aires and I remember all the players who played that tournament. I know how big it is for the Ball Kids, meeting all the players, giving the balls to all of us. They are so fast, they are so good, they make our job very easy.” He went on to compliment the Barclays Ball Kids, saying there were smart and professional.
We think delPo might be just a wee bit tall to pass as a ball kid now, but we are stoked he gave it a go!